Busan Metropolitan City has asked Lee Yong-kwan to step down as festival director of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) ahead of its 20th edition.
Former Rome Film Festival director Marco Mueller has been appointed chief consultant to the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) as the five-year-old festival strives to become a world-class event.
Magnolia has swooped on world rights to the Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders comedy set to premiere in Park City on January 27. Meanwhile A24 was understood to be in advanced talks for US rights to The End Of The Tour.
EXCLUSIVE: Director issues statement on his reasons for defying filmmaking ban.
Palme d’Or winners Joel and Ethan Coen will serve as presidents of the jury for the 68th Festival de Cannes.
VENTANA SUR: The four Chilean directors who will take part in creating the opening night film of Cannes 2015 Directors’ Fortnight were unveiled on December 3.
Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux spoke of his “special love” for Argentina, proposed a ban on selfies on the red carpet and called for a relaxing of distribution windows in a masterclass at Ventana Sur on December 2.
EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Stone and Audiard dramas, Mel Gibson action Blood Father and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire among haul.
The distributor has acquired US rights to Roy Andersson’s absurdist comedy that scooped the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Up to three low-budget features will be greenlit from the 12 selections.
EXCLUSIVE: RADiUS has picked up North American rights from Films Distribution to the recent Orrizonti premiere.
Several projects in Venice’s inaugural European Gap-Financing Co-Production Market are on the verge of completing their financing.
Venice awards go to Roy Andersson dark comedy, Andrei Konchalovsky drama, Hungry Hearts.
Ivano de Matteo’s Italian film to receive promotional support from Europa Cinemas.
Laurent Cantet’s Spanish-language feature wins cash prize.
EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for The Act of Killing follow-up.
The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).